Razer Phone Teardown Video: Massive Heat Pipe & Tiny Vibrator


A couple of weeks ago, a gaming company, Razer, released its first smartphone – Razer Phone, and being released by a gaming company, everyone expected this smartphone to be a gaming phone. We all know two major effects of gaming on a device – it swallows up your battery and it heats up your device. From the specs of the Razer Phone, it comes with a 4000 mAh battery which takes care of all battery needs. Now, a recent teardown by JerryRigEverything shows that this smartphone comes with a super huge heat pipe which is probably the largest in any smartphone in recent times.

The video gives a complete teardown of the Razer Phone which is quite easy compared to OP5T. There are no visible screws on the Razer Phone because its screws (a combination of Philips and T5 screws) are hidden beneath two plastic grills. The bottom plastic grill exposes a few screws while the top plastic grill which covers some more screws comes out with the camera lenses. Rather than adhesives, Razer Phone is held down using clasps and friction thus dismantling this smartphone after all screws have been removed is a piece of cake so long as you have a pry tool. Just behind the screen is a massive heat pipe which is overlaid by thermal paste on top of the copper for efficient heat dissipation. Another interesting aspect of the interior of this smartphone is the vibrator which is smaller than usual thus it could go unnoticed when the phone is set to vibrate only. This vibrator, as well as the charging port, is located at the bottom of the Razer Phone but there is no waterproofing so you have to be careful with the charging interface.

Finally, coupling back the Razer Phone is as seamless as tearing it down but make no mistake about this, you need to be extremely careful so you don’t destroy the screen or any other component. Note that the plastic grills covering the front screws do not stick back easily when they have been removed.

See some images of the Razer Phone teardown below

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